Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

1 07 2010

“For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).

HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

“Wed’s storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3″+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour.””


– Video by Craig Shimala
– Music: Sufjan Stevens – To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bonus video from Craig Shimala! A sequel to the nasty storms that he captured on camera:


– Music by The xx

EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

1 07 2010

“This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. I have edited his words to tell this short narrative.

The Time lapse images were taken in Mexico and Utah.

The piano is self-composed.

I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again.”


– Video and piano composition made by Michael Marantz

Nature by Numbers

20 05 2010

– By Cristóbal Vila

Flying Reptiles & Frogs

18 05 2010

Solar Eclipse In Varanasi

20 04 2010

In this spell-binding series, Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on Earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the Solar System.

– From BBC‘s “Wonders of The Solar System

Eyjafjallajökull (Icelandic Volcano)

20 04 2010

ITN reporter John Irvine takes a helicopter above the crater of the Icelandic volcano [namedEyjafjallajökull“] spewing out the ash which has grounded UK flights.


18 04 2010


– By James Rouse and 72andSunny L.A for the Discovery Channel